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The Marketing Book Podcast: "The Widest Net" by Pamela Slim

The Widest Net: Unlock Untapped Markets and Discover New Customers Right in Front of You by Pamela Slim

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About the Book

Discover and create a dynamic new model for growing your business by connecting with customers outside your usual field of view.

Do you think you know your ideal customer? Think again.

Many businesses create an ideal consumer profile―aiming all their sales and marketing efforts towards this single type of person―and end up missing out on endless opportunities to sell their services or products.

Award-winning business coach, speaker, and author Pamela Slim has helped thousands of entrepreneurs around the world start, sustain, and scale their businesses.

In The Widest Net, she explains how to build strong diverse relationships, identify and connect with new partners, expand markets, generate leads, and find new customers in places you may never have considered.

Social media is a valuable business tool, but it can often create a comfortable cocoon for entrepreneurs, marketers, and leaders who all need to understand the entirety of the marketplace, not just their own social graph.

With this book as a guide, you’ll learn how to connect with potential clients and customers using the true breadth of the marketplace, which she calls an ecosystem of living connections.

The Widest Net shows how to:

  • Search outside your own lens/bias/routine/history to target ideal customers.
  • Attract the interest and attention of new leads by learning more about them authentically.
  • Develop products and services suited to these customers.
  • Sell through a trusted reciprocity framework where your customers become part of your ecosystem and you each help the other grow.
  • Build and sustain loyalty and trust with new customers.
  • Nurture a diverse and resilient customer base by identifying and adjusting to the ideal customer target over time.

About the Author

Pamela Slim is an author, business coach, and former corporate director of training and development at Barclays Global Investors.

Since 2005, Pamela has helped thousands of entrepreneurs around the world start, sustain, and scale their businesses. She has also worked with companies serving the small business market such as Progressive Insurance and Constant Contact.

In 2016, Pam and her husband Darryl co-founded the K’é Main Street Learning Lab in Mesa, Arizona, a grassroots, community-based think tank for small business economic acceleration.

Pamela is the author of Escape From Cubicle Nation: From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur and Body of Work: Finding the Thread That Ties Your Story Together, both published by Penguin/Portfolio.

And, interesting facts – she is a certified home organizing show addict, and her favorite movie of all time is Moonstruck!

 

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Douglas Burdett
Douglas Burdett
The Principal and Founder of Artillery, Douglas Burdett is a former artillery officer and Madison Avenue ad man. He also hosts The Marketing Book Podcast, where he interviews authors every week about the latest in modern marketing and sales.

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